Observing news reports describing how recent events have “called into question” the assumption that social media was going to be a clear force for good.
Ummmmm was that really the general assumption this whole time in the wider culture? In my little bubble everyone believes that it has some upsides (connections, if superficially), huge downsides (addiction, bullying, privacy, manipulation), and heaps of unknowns still TBD.
I mean, I wouldn’t be working on vis.social if I didn't think there were any benefits to social media (or potential ones), but let’s be honest — this is all very new to humanity and we are figuring it out as we go. Please no foregone conclusions and forecasts predicting that any new thing will only be a “force for good” or otherwise.
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